How GE software is making its mark on the Industrial Internet

In 2011, Marc Andreessen famously asserted, “Software is eating the world.” Jeff Immelt, CEO and chairman of General Electric (GE) took that to heart. He has made no bones about the fact that all industrial companies will have to become software and analytics companies. As a result, GE has begun looking to Web 2.0 companies like Google and Amazon for inspiration. “The digital transformation at GE has helped anticipate the needs of a technology-driven society, and it has been both rapid and dramatic,” Colin Parris, vice president for Software Research, GE Global Research, wrote last week. “A few years ago, people compared us to other industrial conglomerates like Siemens and United Technologies. Now, as we declare GE will be a top 10 software company by 2020, we’re being compared to…


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